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Amityville Horror

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Interesting, but.............

I'm a teenager who saw the movie and became interested in the story. So I bought the book. The writing style is poor, which irritated me at times as I was reading. However, don't let this stop you from buying the book. I couldn't stop reading throughout most of the book...
I'm a teenager who saw the movie and became interested in the story. So I bought the book. The writing style is poor, which irritated me at times as I was reading. However, don't let this stop you from buying the book. I couldn't stop reading throughout most of the book, and I got pretty freaked out at times. The book is much different from the film as it adds to the story of the priest who came to bless the house. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the story and anyone who is eager to read a good horror novel. It is an easy read and you won't regret your decision to buy the book.

posted by Anonymous on February 19, 2008

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Accounts or a Tale?

I thought this book was rather boring. I was somewhat interested to a slight extent, but I ended up finding myself reading a chapter every other week. Due to the writer's foreshadowing not living up to what foreshadowing is suppose to do, some grammer, and how a point g...
I thought this book was rather boring. I was somewhat interested to a slight extent, but I ended up finding myself reading a chapter every other week. Due to the writer's foreshadowing not living up to what foreshadowing is suppose to do, some grammer, and how a point goes off into a tangent but doesnt fully deliver back to the already begun point. Honestly, I thought I bought a book about the accounts that happened in that house, not accounts blended into a story. I wouldnt recommend this unless you'd rather 'force' yourself to read a book. If youre looking for an actual documentary on paper about this story, this one certainly isn't it.

posted by Anonymous on October 23, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    Interesting, but.............

    I'm a teenager who saw the movie and became interested in the story. So I bought the book. The writing style is poor, which irritated me at times as I was reading. However, don't let this stop you from buying the book. I couldn't stop reading throughout most of the book, and I got pretty freaked out at times. The book is much different from the film as it adds to the story of the priest who came to bless the house. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the story and anyone who is eager to read a good horror novel. It is an easy read and you won't regret your decision to buy the book.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2011

    it's creepier when you are done.

    I decided to start reading the books behind the scariest movies in cinema history and started with this one. Now, the book in and of itself is a good read, albeit a quick one (clocking in at just over 300 pages), with plenty of creepy imagry to go around, BUT the real creepiness starts when you are done with the book.

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

    Highly recommended to read!

    The Amityville Horror is a great book for people who are interested in reading something scary and really interesting. There are many twists and turns in this book and many times when you don't want to put the book down. You want to read what is coming next and how it will turn out. many different things occur in the book that cause you to think one thing is going to happen but instead it changes and the opposite happens. Through out the book you are waiting to read what will happen to George and his family and how they will escape from the house that has an unknown past. This book really gets you thinking and is definitely scary. Many weird things happen in the house such as Missy having an imaginary friend that may not be imaginary after all, it getting really cold in the house at random hours of the day, and people in the family levitating towards the windows and doors without them being able to control it. many people should read this book if they are looking for something interesting, scary, and something that will make them think.

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  • Posted July 7, 2009

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    Good book

    This was a fast paced book, with a horrific account of the Lutz's experience at 112 Ocean Ave. It's pretty scary to think that this stuff actually occurred.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2009

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    Well, the movies got SOME of the facts right. Some of the facts are just too weird.

    A talking spirit pig. A nightly marching band. This book reads like fiction and even though you'll think 'This isn't scary.' you'll think twice when you're up in the middle of the night in your dark house. Anson does a great job of keeping all the stories in a continual chronological order, flipping back and forth between people with no confusion for the reader. If you don't believe in paranormal activity or demonic occurences read this story about a very normal family who didn't believe in those things either.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2001

    It becomes your horror.

    The book Amityville Horror was a very good and graphic book That is the reason why i liked the novle better than the movie I reccomend this book to a croud that likes gor.

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